I had a brother that died without a will and children that had a car that was not paid for and I am willing to finish the payments
Actually, the lawyer only assist the estate's personal representative/administrator in drafting and filing the succession documents which would include an inventory of assets. Any vehicles owned by the decedent at the time of death would necessarily have to be included as an asset of the estate. Any debt owed on the vehicle would be listed as liability of the estate. As for the status of the vehicle, if the estate does not pay the note, the car will eventually be repossessed. The bank wants its money, not the car. The estate, provided there are other assets, just wants the bills paid so assets can be distributed to the heirs. The estate's attorney just wants debts resolved so a Judgment of Possession can be entered by the Court and the personal representative relieved of liability and any further work in resolving the estate. Perhaps you could negotiate with the personal representative (or attorney) along with the bank holding the note to have the vehicle paid off by you and title transferred over to the children or responsible adult for the children.
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